Barber’s video going places

Black Eyed Snakes – Rise Up! from Brian Barber on Vimeo.

I could post this video every day. I’ve wondered if the humor could translate to a NonDuluth audience. Is an animated eyebrow raise by Mayor Don Ness as funny in Roseville? Maybe so. 

Brian Barber’s submission for the film festival portion of Homegrown Music Festival has flown the coop. According to a release, the animated video, set to the Black-Eyed Snakes song "Rise Up!" will be seen at the Walker Art Center, the Sound Unseen Film Festival in Minneapolis, on MNTV — Twin Cities Public Television, and at IFP’s Cinema Lounge series in Minneapolis. Also: Zinema 2.

The video features attack seagulls, Mayor Don Ness, and local landmarks, including the Aerial Lift Bridge, which morphs transformer style.

The video was originally shown during Homegrown, then at the Free Range Film Festival. It was on the Channel Frederator Animation Podcast, and on WDSE Channel 8’s "Smart Films."

Brian Barber is a Duluth-based artist, designer, illustrator, musicians, etc.

Here is the video’s tour schedule:
Sound Unseen Film Festival, Sept. 28-Oct. 4, Oak Street Cinema, Minneapolis
Cinema Lounge, 3rd Wednesday of each month at Bryant Lake Bowl, in Minneapolis; Nov. 7 at Zinema
MNTV, Dec. 27 on TPT 2 and Jan. 2 on TPT 17
Walker Art Center lobby, starting March 1, 2010, on Best Buy video screens

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